Minnesota Fallen Firefighters

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

We continue to research the information to compile a complete list of our Minnesota fallen. If you know of fellow brothers and sisters not on this list, please contact us to add them to the list. Our goal is to provide a complete list of all MN Fallen Firefighters. Every firefighter that gave the ultimate sacrifice DESERVES to be remembered!

Please note that the origin of this list was compiled from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the MN Hundred Club and two books by the The Extra Alarm Association of the Twin Cities. There is distinct differences between each of the lists. Since we don't know which list is correct we have listed information from all the lists. We have also included the notes that were attached to the one of the lists. Again, if you have knowledge to which information is correct, please let us know.

Note: We would like to include a picture and story for every Minnesota LODD. If you have either, please e-mail it to use to include on the website.

August 23, 2012 Update: A great effort was put together by the planners of the Minnesota Fallen Fireghters Memorial, MSFCA, the State Fire Marshals Office and a host of others to verify the list of Minnesota Fallen Firefighters. MFFMA applauds this work to finally have what should be a complete list of MN LODD firefighters. There were also some updates to names, dates and places. Our understanding is that a great thanks go to Alisha Anderson at the State Fire Marshals Office.

Total number of Minnesota LODD Firefighters stands at 208 starting in 1881.

The firefighters are listed by date of death.

Year
Date
Name
Fire Department
1881
Dec 4
Cornelius Frederichs Minneapolis FD
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John Toohey Minneapolis FD
1882
Aug ?
Fredrick Guion St. Paul FD
1884
May 9
George Wells St. Paul FD
1885
Feb 26
M. H. Maloney St. Paul FD
1886
Aug 6
Henry Williams Minneapolis FD
"
Oct 17
Peter Okerman St. Paul FD
1887
May 5
William Cunniff St. Paul FD
1988
Mar 21
Frank Randolph Anoka FD
"
Dec 14
Hugh J. Fox Minneapolis FD
1891
Oct 1
Charles W. Mitchell Minneapolis FD
1892
May 22
George Carleton South St. Paul
(Now South Metro FD)
"
Oct 7
John E. Conroy St. Paul FD
"
Dec 8
Thomas Jefferson Minneapolis FD
1893
Aug 16
Michael Cloonan St. Paul FD
1895
Jun 27
John F. Homer Minneapolis FD
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Joseph W. Hoy Minneapolis FD
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Walter A. Richardson Minneapolis FD
"
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Christian S. Sande Minneapolis FD
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Frank W. Uehline Minneapolis FD
1898
Sep 7
Archibald Finlayson Duluth FD
"
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Arthur Twaddle Duluth FD
1899
Dec 17
William McVittie Duluth FD
1900
May 24
John J. Strapp St. Paul FD
"
Oct 21
Francis M. Edey St. Paul FD
"
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Bertram P. Irish St. Paul FD
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William H. Irvine St. Paul FD
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Louis Wagner St. Paul FD
"
Oct 25
Andrew J. Johnson St. Paul FD
1902
Sep 11
Phillip Stackmesser Duluth FD
"
Nov 21
John F. Baker Minneapolis FD
1903
Jun 2
John Patrick Noonan Minneapolis FD
"
Aug 24
Patrick Fleming St. Paul FD
1904
Dec 13
John M. Fellows Minneapolis FD
1906
Jan 10
John Berwin Minneapolis FD
1907
Sep 14
Edward A. Low St. Paul FD
1908
Jan 15
Arthur F. Rose Duluth FD
"
Jan 24
Charles H. Bradley Minneapolis FD
1909
Jan 26
John J. Kelly Duluth FD
"
May 17
John McNamara Minneapolis FD
"
Sep 26
Daniel L. Kane Minneapolis FD
1911
Mar 27
Ferdinand Pearson Minneapolis FD
"
Jun 7
Michael A. Kane St. Paul FD
"
Jul 18
Stanley W. Manning St. Paul FD
1912
Feb 19
John Thome St. Paul FD
"
Apr 4
Michael McGarry St. Paul FD
"
Sep 3
William Traeger Minneapolis FD
1913
Jun 17
Frank Kanesky Minneapolis FD
"
Jun 18
John Gray Minneapolis FD
1914
Feb 14
Henry C. Rumpel Duluth FD
1915
Sep 10
Fredrick E. Granzow Duluth FD
1916
May 21
John Flaherty St. Paul FD
1918
Jul 21
Frank Weber Winona FD
1919
Mar 9
Daniel Campion St. Paul FD
"
May 28
Louis Kieger St. Paul FD
1920
May 25
Dennis Laughlin Minneapolis FD
"
Jun 6
Charles W. Wilson Duluth FD
1921
May 22
John Harmon Renville FD
"
Dec 19
Alfred Godette St. Paul FD
1922
Dec 28
Gust T. Peterson Minneapolis FD
1924
Jan 18
Hartvig C. Christenson Minneapolis FD
1927
Apr 10
George A. Brown St. Paul FD
"
May 16
Louis P. Malchow Minneapolis FD
"
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James J. McGuire Minneapolis FD
"
Dec 31
James E. Brady, Jr. Minneapolis FD
1928
May 8
William R. Marden Minneapolis FD
"
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Arthur N. Lawrence Minneapolis FD
1929
Nov 17
Partick H. Sullivan Duluth FD
"
Dec 5
Robert Peschl St Cloud FD
1930
Apr 17
Albert Thuleen Minneapolis FD
"
Nov 14
John McGinnis Minneapolis FD
1931
Apr 29
Hjalmer Anderson Cloquet FD
1932
Mar 20
Patrick Flaherty St. Paul FD
"
Dec 18
Louis Literski St. Paul FD
1933
Feb 10
Joseph J. Foley St. Paul FD
"
Aug 10
John A. Grym Virginia FD
1934
Aug 30
David F. Whelan Minneapolis FD
"
Nov 16
John Kuhlke Minneapolis FD
1935
Jun 27
Nicholas Pangilo Minneapolis FD
1938
Feb 19
Charles H. Duff Minneapolis FD
1939
Sep 30
William F. Kellerman St. Paul FD
1940
Jan 3
Harry Hawkinson Virginia FD
"
Jan 18
Jesse I. Steene Minneapolis FD
" Dec 22 Clarence Hilstad Kenyon FD
1941
Feb 20
James E. Seery St. Paul FD
"
Dec 4
Arthur Tyczynski Minneapolis FD
1942
Jan 9
Russell E. Hunt St. Paul FD
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Thomas J. Kell St. Paul FD
"
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Frank G. Minogue St. Paul FD
"
Jul 23
Peter S. Mackey Rochester FD
1943
May 3
Lyman Moore Minneapolis FD
"
Oct 16
John A. Nelson St. Paul FD
1945
Jun 4
Milford Holm St. Paul FD
"
Nov 19
Orvie Mellen Solberg Duluth FD
1946
8 Oct
Fredric A. Oberg Cloquet FD
1947
Jan 23
Arnold Albin Anderson Minneapolis FD
"
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Donald Thomas Laycock Minneapolis FD
"
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Harlow Joseph Tischer Minneapolis FD
"
Jan 28
John Matthew Weimer St. Paul FD
"
Feb 2
Walter Raymond McLeod Minneapolis FD
"
Mar 1
William H. McLaughlin Minneapolis FD
"
Oct 23
Herbert T. Brodahl Minneapolis FD
"
Nov 5
Henry Obinger Minneapolis FD
1948
Apr 15
Philip Ewald St. Paul FD
"
May 24
Homer C. Harris Minneapolis FD
1949
Jun 9
Harold Barck St. Paul FD
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Frank McMahon St. Paul FD
"
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Edward Novak St. Paul FD
"
Nov 24
John J. Dillon St. Paul FD
1950
Feb 21
Ernest Kellerman St. Paul FD
"
Dec 26
Sam Jurgensen St. Paul FD
1951
Oct 30
Emmett O'Conner St. Paul FD
"
Nov 11
Clarence McRoberts Minneapolis FD
1952
Jan 13
Myron Longeway St. Paul FD
"
Jul 11
Alfred Joseph Gagne Duluth FD
"
Oct 26
Harold Bowman St. Paul FD
1953
Jun 25
Daniel C. Ness Fergus Falls FD
" Jul 17 William Edward Mayhew Duluth FD
"
Dec 24
Stanley O'Brien Rochester FD
"
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Ambrose Riley Rochester FD
1954
Oct 25
Everett Merlin Myers St. Paul FD
1955
Feb 3
Orney P. Hoagland Minneapolis FD
"
Mar 5
Herbert McLellan Duluth FD
"
Jun 16
James Spillane Richfield FD
1956
Mar 14
Edward Bednar St. Paul FD
1957
Jan 14
Walter Rose St. Paul FD
1958
Jan 19
Daniel P. Gerdes Minneapolis FD
"
Apr 17
Roger Oldre Minneapolis FD
"
Jun 16
Chauncey Pettinelli Virginia FD
1959
Sep 4
John Zasada St. Paul FD
"
Sep 30
Maximus G. Wermerskirchen Shakopee FD
"
Dec 15
William C. Gross Minneapolis FD
1961
Feb 16
Arthur A. Olson Duluth FD
1962
Feb 2
Charles Whitbred, Jr St. Paul Park FD
"
Feb 28
Henry A. Crone Minneapolis FD
"
Dec 11
Clarence John Taatjes Raymond FD
1963
Jan 5
Emmett Mulcrone St. Paul FD
"
Mar 3
Samuel Ricci St. Paul FD
"
Oct 26
Avlin Pagel Winona FD
1964
Jun 18
David E. Mehling Duluth FD
"
23 Jul
Leo W. Moughan Minneapolis FD
"
Oct 1
Kurt G. Scheibe St. Louis Park FD
1965
Sep 24
Charles E. Burkeli Minneapolis FD
"
Oct 13
Chester Sorely Minneapolis FD
1966
Aug 17
Robert Berthiamume St. Paul FD
1967
Jan 25
Herman Schmaltz St. Paul FD
"
Oct 2
Maurice Rehse Aitkin FD
"
Oct 7
Henry R. Beninga Marietta FD
"
Dec 24
Robert W. Klaenhammer Galdstone FD and Maplewood FD
1968
Jun 2
Jay Bloemers South St. Paul FD
(Now South Metro FD)
"
Jun 20
Francis Conway St. Paul FD
1969
Mar 25
Roger Killoran Lakewood Township FD
1971
Oct 8
Arnold Johnson St. Louis Park FD
"
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Robert McElmurry St. Louis Park FD
1972
Feb 22
Wallace J. Abbott St. Paul FD
"
Sep 4
John H. Kill St. Paul FD
1973
Nov 25
John Zilliox St. Paul FD
1974
11 Jan
Erling Armstrong West St. Paul FD
(Now South Metro FD)
"
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John Heuer West St. Paul FD
(Now South Metro FD)
"
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Richard Neikirk West St. Paul FD
(Now South Metro FD)
1975
Oct 7
Gordon "Scotty" Mattson Cloquet FD
1976
Jan 23
Otis Ondler Rochester FD
"
Feb 18
Warren Clasen St. Paul FD
"
Dec 14
George W. Aker Jr. St. Paul FD
1977
Mar 16
Grant R. Benson Minneapolis FD
"
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Jack D. Crothers Minneapolis FD
1979
Feb 18
Robert Becker Winona FD
"
Apr 1
Robert Reiners Minneapolis FD
1980
Jun 19
Michael Goettsche Bloomington FD
"
Nov 1
Robert LaValle Circle Pines FD
"
Jan 22
Robert B. Hays Mahtomedi FD
"
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Bruce J. Raeburn Mahtomedi FD
"
Jan 30
Richard Francis Wagner Duluth FD
"
Dec 8
Marion Cunningham * Waseca FD
1983
Dec 23
Charles L. Drenth * Lyle FD
1984
Jan 17
Thomas K. Hollingsworth Robbinsdale FD
"
Jul 15
Carl E. Hardel Brownton FD
1985
Jan 7
David J. Kane Sauk Centre Volunteer FD
"
"
Douglas E. Zabel Sauk Centre Volunteer FD
"
Feb 10
Robert J. Johnson, Jr. Plainview FD
"
Sep 10
Victor E. Buckingham Owatonna FD
"
Nov 18
Debra R. Swanson Dalbo FD
1986
Apr 24
John D. Schwenn * Ostrander Volunteer FD
"
Dec 24
Norman A. Lukken * Battle Lake FD
1987
Oct 20
Robert K. Edwards + Hollandale Volunteer FD
"
Oct 31
Kathleen (Katie Winter) Gohman Kimball FD
1989
Jun 20
Larry Dean House * Wood Lake Volunteer FD
"
Sep 16
Gary L. Skoglund St. Paul FD
"
Sep 30
Daniel J. Wroblewski * Winona FD
1990
May 28
Jerry A. Reed * Deer River FD
1991
Oct 14
Frederick W. Templin St. Cloud FD
1996
Apr 9
Melvin Windschitl Chanhassen FD
1997
Jul 26
Harvey Jerome Chlian, Jr. * Starbuck FD
"
Nov 2
LeRoy Swenson Minneapolis FD
1998
Apr 13
Michael C. "Mick" Wiborg + Chanhassen FD
1999
Oct 7
Marvin L. Huisman Wilmont FD
"
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William Myers # St. Anthony FD
2002
Jul 1
Kim Alan Granholm Esko FD
"
Dec 12
Jonathan M. Lanphear Boyd FD
2003
Oct 27
Don J. Billig St. Cloud FD
2006
Jan 16
David "Cookie" Klapprich Wayzata FD
"
Nov 12
Kyle William Clarence Weisbrich Melrose FD
2007
Feb 13
Barry DeLude Minneapolis FD
2008
Apr 29
Jeremy Jylka Pine City FD
2009
Nov 14
Ramon E. Hain St. Paul FD
2011
May 23
Chip Imker Cambridge FD
2013
Dec 9
Matthew Charles Frantz Rice Lake FD

"-" = Unknown Date
"*" = Firefighter had cardiac arrest after leaving the fire scene.
"*" = There isn't enough information to indicate that this firefighter died in the line of duty.
"+" = Firefighter died during training/testing
"#" = Firefigher died due to illnes related to fire fighting

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